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    French newsreel marking death of General Giraud.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Newsreel item with French titles and commentary.

    General Giraud's death, St. Cyr (St-Cyr-l'Ecole) and Dijon, France.

    LS & MS (4 shots) ruins of St. Cyr University, party of Boy Scouts walking around. MS & CU WW1 memorial outside university that is badly damaged. MS St. Cyr Cadets marching in Victory Parade in ceremonial uniform. Library shots: General Gallieni in Geneva after 1914-18 war, General Mangin standing in his office, General Lyautey with cavalry in background, General Leclerq leaving plane on arrival at African airfield.

    MS troops march past General Giraud's window, he lies in hospital in Dijon. MS General Giraud lying in bed - he is very ill. MS & CU Giraud's son (army officer) reading out citation of Military Medal to General Giraud (poor light). CU Citation. MS Giraud lying in bed in hospital. LS troops marching past hospital (2 shots).

    Various shots gun carriage carrying General Giraud's body, army officer pallbearers walk beside it (funeral procession in Paris?) Crowds standing at the roadside crossing themselves. An army officers carrying Gen. Giraud's decorations. Ex-servicemen carrying military banners (Algeria).

    Library shots: General Giraud arriving in Algeria after his escape from the Germans during WW2. MS Giraud inspecting French troops in Algeria. CU & CU Giraud. MS Giraud shaking hands with General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike). MS Free French Troops in Algeria during war. MS Eisenhower and Giraud inspecting French troops. LS General Giraud walking to meet General Charles De Gaulle. MS Generals Giraud and De Gaulle. MS General Giraud with his troops. MS 3 German prisoners of war, panning to General Giraud. MS French Army officer giving general salute with sword. MS French troops giving General salute. CU French soldier. CU General Giraud with French Military Standard.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:44:00 / 01:41:14:00
    UN 2079 C

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